A selection of the latest features about immigration laws and news affecting all those living in and seeking to live in the United Kingdom.
Settlement in UK to be linked to a minimum salary of £31,000 says Immigration Minister
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The UK is set introduce a minimum earnings figure of £31,000 in order to qualify for permanent settlement or Indefinite Leave to Remain, the Immigration Minister announced. If applied to existing migrants, the minimum threshold would affect nurses, senior carers, chefs, care managers and many other occupations where the basic pay rate is less than £31,000. Full story...
Following yesterday's announcement by the UK Immigration Minister, Damian Green, that under new proposals migrants seeking permanent settlement, or Indefinite Leave to Remain, will be required to earn between £31,000 and £49,000 per annum, Immigration Matters has been inundated with questions from worried work permit holders such as Senior Care Workers, Nurses and Domestic Workers. Full story...
The UK Immigration Minister Damien Green has warned that the way courts interpret the human right to family life has led to a "ridiculous and damaging situation" and risks a "dangerous" stand off between parliament and judges.
Britain is set to change the rules in order to give priority to the "brightest and the best" immigrants who can ‘contribute' under new plans to cut the number of foreigners settling in the UK, the Immigration Minister has said.
The number of UK University applicants has dropped by 8.7% compared with last year, official figures show. With student agents in Asia reporting that students are now more attracted to study in Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the US, UK Universities may have to do more to attract overseas non-EU students to fill places - or start closing campuses and making redundancies.
As announced last month the UK Border Agency has now closed their telephone booking line for postal applicants in the UK who want to make appointments to enrol their biometric information.
Another Church of England vicar has been jailed for carrying out sham marriages to allow immigrants to gain residency rights to remain in the UK, the BBC reports.
British employers are offering thousands of jobs to Romanian workers as UK unemployment soars to a record high, the Daily Star claims. A recruitment agency in Bucharest is advertising 2,434 vacancies for British jobs according to the report. The news that employers are recruiting in Romania will surprise many as, despite being members of the European Union, Romanians cannot work in the UK as employees without permission.
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